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AirPlay

Postby craiggsmith » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:02 pm

Someone in our stake wants to show the Come Follow Me videos by connecting an iPad to an Apple TV via AirPlay, which is connected to the monitor via cable. He said he couldn't get it working at the church. This building has an ASA 5505 firewall and Open-Mesh wireless devices. I have no idea how the wireless is configured and have no access to it, and don't have an iPad or Apple TV so am struggling to help him. Is there some particular router configuration that is needed for this?

He mentioned that he wants to use the mirroring functionality, but from what I could find it sounded like the streaming mode should work as well.

If this is not the best forum for this please let me know.

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Re: AirPlay

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:42 am

I'm guessing that his devices expect to communicate to each other via his home router. That's not going to work too well when he's out of range of home. And I wouldn't rely on the church wireless network, as it could assign IPs that are not in the same subnet and not easily able to talk to one another.

Hopefully someone knows how to set them up "direct" so as not to use the church network.
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Re: AirPlay

Postby craiggsmith » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:55 pm

Yeah, in some buildings we have more than one subnet. I'll have to meet him up there sometime and see what I can figure it out.

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Re: AirPlay

Postby johnshaw » Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:19 pm

It's the Bonjour discovery service that has issues, it is designed for a typical home scenario where one network exists. I have had to work around having 2 user zones in our stake center with a different solution that also uses this discovery methodology.
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Re: AirPlay

Postby lockmup68 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:45 am

just get an HDMI or VGA dongle for the iPad direct connect to projector. Do not have to have an AppleTV to connect to projector.

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Re: AirPlay

Postby johnshaw » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:50 am

My guess is that this is already something the person can do. The reason to use AirPlay is likely to un-tether, allowing an instructor to use his notes play a video, walk around, interact with the audience, etc... but yes, hooking up a wire is always an option to play the video.
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Re: AirPlay

Postby craiggsmith » Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:31 am

Yes, our instructions have been that they need to obtain the appropriate adapter, but he didn't feel like that was the best solution. In this case not so much because of the need to be mobile but apparently just because different devices use different adapters or something like that. I haven't had a chance to get with him again on this issue yet.

We were going to buy some adapters as a stake but then got a new stake presidency so are awaiting approval.

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Re: AirPlay

Postby JonesRC » Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:18 am

I use the Apple TV and Airplay from my iPad in my Gospel Doctrine class. I need to see how our wifi is set up to answer appropriately in regards to your issue. I love the flexibility of NOT being physically attached to the TV. I use video, pictures, audio, and jpg slides I export out of keynote. I can stand at the front of the class with my iPad, that I also use for reading my lesson plan from, and move between the different apps with gestures to access all the related media I prepared for the lesson. I like how quick and easy it is to use without interruption. There are also multiple apps that allow other tablets to access the Airplay feature of Apple TV. I am finding there are a lot of creative ways to use existing technology to show videos from personal devices.

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Re: AirPlay

Postby chmsant » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:41 pm

We have an Apple TV for our stake center and have a few issues as well. The unit is not able to set it's internal clock or check for updates because of the fact that it sits behind the firewall. Nothing you can't get out of, but it's slightly annoying and I keep getting calls from members whenever they see it.

It would be nice if the tech group would use a less strict lens when deciding which services/sites to block.

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